Lightly-Baked Wenshan Bao Zhong Tea, Lot 638

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apricot, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Garden Peas, Marine, Milk, Orchid, Peach, Roasted, Seaweed, Straw, Vegetal
Sold in
Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by derk
Average preparation
Not available

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

2 Images

0 Want it Want it

0 Own it Own it

1 Tasting Note View all

  • “Dry leaf: sweet, floral and vegetal aromatics — sweet pea, dark chocolate, caramel, roast, cream, fruity peach tone Warm leaf: roast, burnt sugar, floral, vegetal sweet pea Rinsed leaf: dominant...” Read full tasting note

From Taiwan Tea Crafts

Wenshan Bao Zhong tea is a good example of how Taiwan is so distinctive in its tea offering to the world. If there is one tea that is synonym with spring it is Bao Zhong tea! With its light and refined taste, Bao Zhong tea is the perfect choice for people who wish to drink green tea but are not attracted to its grassiness. Its gently curled, lightly oxidized full leaves of the dried tea are simply beautiful to look at. When steeped, the leaves unfurl rapidly to reveal their intriguing aroma of green vegetal notes that evokes buttered green beans with distinctive floral overtones. Nothing aggresses the senses. The liqueur is smooth, refreshing, and very pleasant. When lightly baked, like with this Lot 638, the very heady flower notes are rounded off with sweet overtones and a roasted almond like nuttiness that is quite soothing yet still very refreshing: a sensuous bouquet of flowers in a cup caramelized to perfection by a light baking by our resident Tea Master! This particular Lot was baked in September 2017 using this spring’s tea; widely recognized to be a particularly good season for fragrant teas!

About Taiwan Tea Crafts View company

Company description not available.

1 Tasting Note

897 tasting notes

Dry leaf: sweet, floral and vegetal aromatics — sweet pea, dark chocolate, caramel, roast, cream, fruity peach tone
Warm leaf: roast, burnt sugar, floral, vegetal sweet pea
Rinsed leaf: dominant florals — orchid and sweet pea, some roast

Gongfu 5g to 100mL, 195F: alkaline-marine-vegetal (hint of seaweed), straw, floral. Medium body, peach apricot aftertaste quick to arrive and depart. Sandpaper tongue. Not much longevity and the taste wasn’t up my alley so the leaves got overnight cold brew treatment which turned out floral and pleasant.

Western 2.5g to 10oz, 195F: aroma was very roasty-milky-floral. Taste was dominantly milky-creamy-floral-straw. Combined with the alakaline-marine vibe, it was kind of weird. Decent fruity peach midtone. Somewhat drying.

Pretty basic and enjoyable enough. I liked western prep more even if I found the flavor combo strange.

Flavors: Apricot, Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Drying, Floral, Fruity, Garden Peas, Marine, Milk, Orchid, Peach, Roasted, Seaweed, Straw, Vegetal

Login or sign up to leave a comment.